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grapefruit interaction with drugs
Feb 14, 2011

Can I eat grapefruit or juice occasionally? I am on Combivir, Viracept, both for HIV and Metoprolol, and Provastatin for Blood presure and cholesterol.

Response from Dr. Young

Hello and thanks for your post.

Wow, Viracept. That's a medication name I haven't heard for a while. While grapefruit has the potential to interact with some HIV medications (namely the protease inhibitors), it takes a lot of grapefruit to have any significant effect.

The occasional ingestion of grapefruit juice or fruit shouldn't have any impact on your medications.

Be well, BY



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